The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 93 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.084% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £240
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
QA Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1523 1192 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.14% 92.91% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 624 413
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 80
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.80 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Manchester region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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QA Engineer
North West

QA Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Groovy
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA